Del Norte County will be participating in the national Lemonade Day program for the first time this year, joining dozens of cities nationwide as they teach young people age 7-17 the basics of how to own and operate their own small business: a lemonade stand.

The program starts with signups and training workshops, starting at a workshop 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Family Resource Center, 494 Pacific Ave., Crescent City.

After the workshop, participants can return July 29 for a Garden and Lemonade Prototyping party at the Family Resource Center.

Lemonade stands will be set up throughout the community during the first week of August.

The workshop is designed to teach young people and their assigned mentors how to develop their business plan, develop their product and how to stand out among their competition. It also teaches money handling and budget skills through interactive training.

All proceeds earned by the participants will be personal revenue for them to keep, but the program encourages participants to start by paying back their startup costs before spending, saving, and to sharing the rest.

Arcata Economic Development Council and Decade of Difference will be assisting the county with organizing and hosting the event for the first time. The program has also received a grant from the North Coast Regional Entrepreneurship EcoSystem.

For more information or to RSVP to the events contact Jermaine Brubaker at or 707-957-0599. To learn more about National Lemonade Day go to class="Apple-converted-space">